HI all I am the Rick Desmier mentioned in the original message on this forum. It is great to see others interested in the family history. I haven't done much research on the family for many years but like the rest of you I am still curious as to how we are all related. Checking my records I can see most of the names in these messages in my database. If any of you are interested I can send you a pdf file of a box chart showing how everyone is related. I haven't produced a newsletter for many years but I have scanned them in so that I can email past copies to anyone who is interested as well.
A little about me : my wife and I Carole have recently moved to a property about 45km north of Brisbane in Queensland Australia. We have small orchard producing about 50 different types of subtropical and tropical fruit although it is not producing much at present as we are in the middle of a pretty severe drought. I used to work as an Environmental Engineer but retired from that when we moved here from South Australia. I am keen on woodwork and make and sell portraits of people at local craft markets. We have three daughters currently working in other States of Australia.